- A 2011 thriller, Contagion, has become popular again as it resurfaced on some streaming services in the wake of coronavirus
- The movie's plot narrates how a woman returns from her Hong Kong business trip with the flu she does not recover from
- Social order breaks down afterwards as medical experts try on end to contain the disease with an effective vaccine
A 2011 thriller, Contagion, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh, has become a popular streaming movie following the outbreak of coronavirus in China.
The movie, which narrates the spread of a terminal disease, has resurfaced on iTunes’ Top Movie List, alongside popular movies like Parasite, Joker, and Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, UK Independent reports.
The plot of the movie has a striking similarity with what various newspapers’ headlines have said about the epidemic, among which was the suspension of flights to and from China by British Airways.
It should be noted that the suspension came just after the UK government cautioned that only essential travels be made to the country.
In the movie, a woman catches the flu during a business trip to Hong Kong. When she gets home, her health worsened as recovery failed.
As the story progresses, there are many attempts to contain the disease and produce vaccines as social order becomes the worst hit.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that China's richest man and founder of the e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba, Jack Ma, donated 100 million Yuan (N5,225,827,550) to help scientists develop a vaccine for coronavirus.
The billionaire earmarked 40 million yuan (N2,090,331,020) for two Chinese government research organizations, whose experts are striving to create the vaccine.
The announcement of the generous aid was announced on Wednesday, January 29, through Ma's foundation as the outbreak in the Chinese accelerated.
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The rest of the grant will support staff from research and scientific establishments in China and around the world in the control and prevention efforts of the deadly virus.
Alibaba had on Saturday, January 25, announced that it was setting up a 1 billion Yuan (N52,258,275,500) fund to buy medical supplies for Wuhan and Hubei province.
The company is also offering free Artificial Intelligence (AI) computing power to scientific research organisations to support the search for a vaccine or treatment.
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